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I Have been living abroad years. Last year I came back to UK

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I Have been living abroad for many years. Last year I came back to UK while my husband was ill and I stayed from June until September. Since then I have been travelling back and forth to Bahrain. I came back to UK on 26 May with a view to settle here permanently as I need surgery I have seen a surgeon and had some scans. I have been staying with my son and will move into my own home on 3rd july. Today I received a letter from NHS saying their records indicate I may need to pay for treatment as a visitor to UK who is. Ot ordinarily resident. They want evidence such as passport and copy of council tax.
I thought when I returned to UK I became a resident again although I have not informed anyone I have returned. I do not now u deist and my status
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 1 year ago.

What nationality are you?

Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 1 year ago.

What permission do you have to be in the UK?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am a British citizen
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 1 year ago.

How long have you lived in Bahrain?

Have you kept up national insurance payments?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Am British and have returned to the UK one month ago. I need NHS treatment but have been sent a letter saying I have to provide evidence to avoid payment. My passport shows I have residency in Bahrian until 2017 although I am now residing in the UK but I am worried the overseas visitors coordinator I have to see will see that as I am not a UK resident. I have a property here and gave my tenants two months notice and I will move in on 3 rd July.
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Have you registered with a GP surgery?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been registered with GPs all my life in the UK
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

You would need to prove that you have been resident in the UK and have been making national insurance contributions. If you have been abroad for a period of time, this may mean you have to top up national insurance payments but you would not have to pay for treatment.

I hope this answers your questions. If so, kindly rate the answer and provide feedback.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

kind regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been in and out of the UK for the last year and came back permanently on 26 May. I own a property here which had been rented out but I moved in yesterday after serving the tenants the legal two month notice. I have a council tax bill.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dated from today.
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

You will have to provide a copy of your tenancy agreement and passport to the NHS department providing the treatment. It may transpire that you may have to top up national insurance contributions.

I hope this answers your questions. If so, kindly rate the answer and provide feedback.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

kind regards

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